The Giller Book Club

We are excited to announce the launch of The Giller Book Club. From now until September 2021, we will be featuring the books from the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist and invite you to read along with us!

What We’re Reading Now

From August 16, 2021 to August 30, 2021 we are reading the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted novel, The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue. On August 30, Jael Richardson will interview Emma virtually.

Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue
2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted author

Jael Richardson

Jael Richardson
Canadian author, broadcaster and book columnist

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How to Participate


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Read the book or listen to the Audiobook


Tune in to the live interview and ask questions on August 30, at 7 p.m. ET.

Other Ways to Participate


Join The Giller Book Club Facebook Group

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Post a photo of you reading on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #GillerBookClub


Participate in the discussion questions on @gillerprize’s social media channels


Contribute an essay/article/opinion piece of 500-words that matches the theme

Submit a story

Submit a Story

To coincide with this month’s book, we will focus on the theme of quarantine.
These stories can be fiction or non-fiction and can be a maximum of 500-words.

We will choose a select number of these stories to share on our website, email newsletter and social media channels throughout the month.

Please note that if your story is chosen, we may share it on our social media channels, website and email newsletter. By submitting a story you agree to this.

We recommend using a program/app on your computer or phone and paste it into the form.

The Schedule

Here is the schedule for our book club so that you can join the fun!

Start Date Book Author Interview Date Interviewer
December 7, 2020 How to Pronounce Knife Souvankham Thammavongsa January 14, 2021 Madeleine Thien
January 4, 2021 Ridgerunner Gil Adamson January 25, 2021 Sarah MacLachlan
January 25, 2021 Polar Vortex Shani Mootoo February 8, 2021 Claire Armitstead
February 8, 2021 Five Little Indians Michelle Good March 1, 2021 Kamal Al-Solaylee
March 1, 2021 Consent Annabel Lyon March 15, 2021 Ben McNally
March 15, 2021 Indians on Vacation Thomas King April 5, 2021 Rosanna Deerchild
April 5, 2021 All I Ask Eva Crocker April 26, 2021 Lisa Moore
April 26, 2021 Here the Dark David Bergen May 10, 2021 Tom Rachman
May 10, 2021 Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough May 24, 2021 David Chariandy
May 24, 2021 Watching You Without Me Lynn Coady June 14, 2021 Ian Williams
June 14, 2021 The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel July 5, 2021 Merilyn Simonds
July 5, 2021 Clyde Fans Seth July 26, 2021 Michael Redhill
July 26, 2021 Butter Honey Pig Bread Francesca Ekwuyasi August 16, 2021 Donna Bailey Nurse
August 16, 2021 The Pull of the Stars Emma Donoghue August 30, 2021 Jael Richardson


Everyone is welcome to join The Giller Book Club. We encourage you to sign-up for our book club mailing list to receive updates. To attend the live talks with the authors, you must register to attend.

We encourage you to sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates about The Giller Book Club.

Each month we will introduce a new theme that coincides with the book we are reading. We welcome all book club participants to get their creative juices flowing by submitting a fiction or non-fiction story based on the theme. These stories are to be no more than 500-words. If your story is chosen, we will share it on our social media channels, website and email newsletter.

From now until August 30, 2021, we are reading The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue.

On August 30, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET Emma will be interviewed by Canadian author, broadcaster and book columnist, Jael Richardson.